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The Most-Sought After Gated Communities in The Bahamas

Today, many buyers and renters are seeking a sense of security, convenience and privacy with the option to also enjoy world-class amenities. The ideal scenario to many is owning a home in one of Nassau’s most prestigious  gated communities. Residents are offered the luxury of being able to reside in a secluded zone with perpetual protection and a neighbourhood of similar taste.

New Providence has many gated communities for individuals and families to choose from. With the majority located on the western end of the island, you can enjoy the aforementioned factors by selecting real estate in either one. The most popular Bahamian gated districts are attractive to buyers because they all include modern designed properties, pristine landscapes, countless expedient amenities and an environment that promotes a luxurious lifestyle. You get more than just a safe space. Some are hosts to on-site dining spots, alluring beaches and marinas, massive golf courses, and top-rated schools.

Let’s take a glimpse of the favored gated communities being scouted in The Bahamas.


Starting off the list is the community called Albany. This 600-acre premier area is tucked away in the southwest of New Providence. Established in 2010, it features contemporary architecture and facilities like no other. Behind the gates, there are ultra-private ocean-front estates, condos and villas. Residents are surrounded by quality restaurants, an extensive yacht marina, a salon and spa, a boasting theater, an athletic center, and even a learning academy for musicians called The Sanctuary.

Lyford Cay

Long been acclaimed as the melting pot of elegance and sophistication, Lyford Cay is a Bahamian gated community formed since the 1950’s. This is one of the wealthiest areas in New Providence, with a selection of affluent and elite homeowner profiles. The beauty of Lyford Cay developments is hard to come across. Sweeping scenes of the clear blue sea, polished lawns and large mansions make this area a favorite. It offers a par-72 golf course, a community post office, several eateries and a remote beach that stretches about a mile. Lying in this secured precinct is also The Lyford Cay International School that educates children at all grade levels.

Lyford Cay real estate

Palm Cay

Across on the eastern side of New Providence in a stellar location is the Palm Cay community. This gated neighborhood with gorgeous views is actually known for its well-maintained marina that consists of 194 slips. Voted number one in the country, the full-service harbor is definitely a motive for homeowners to go after this area. Developments like townhomes, family homes, penthouses, and villas with direct beach access are nestled in this enclave and aside from the boating culture, it offers a dockside grocery store, fun private bar, fantastic dining options, and fitness places.

Ocean Club Estates

In the heart of Paradise Island is another prominent gated community of the Bahamas named Ocean Club Estates. With plush abodes and an equally plush atmosphere, this area is exclusive paradise. It’s an aesthetically pleasing package that presents the beauty of azure waters and Versailles-inspired terraces. Many homes enclosed in the gates are built with grand swimming pools and private balconies overlooking the beckoning beaches. Living in Ocean Club, you get to enjoy its world-famous 18-hole golf course with friends or take advantage of prime concierge services and fine-dining. With the Atlantis Resort as its neighbor, people typically seek this area because the resort’s amenities are available to Ocean Club residents.

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Charlotteville & Turnberry

Set with over 200 lush single family homes, 80 townhomes, and even more properties being constructed among tropical shrubs and warm breezes, Charlotteville & Turnberry is a gated community in New Providence that is rising to the occasion. It is the epitome of prestige situated in a quiet but metropolitan area in the west. Charlotteville is a collective of new constructions, a tennis and volleyball court, playgrounds for kids and one of the best community clubhouses. Those looking for a “residential-friendly” environment tend to search for a place to called home in this private subdivision.

The Balmoral

The Balmoral is a gated community sitting on 43-acres in New Providence. The astounding neighborhood is walking distance from the illustrious boutique resort, Baha Mar, providing 24-hour security like other areas and captivating vistas. Residents and investors are drawn to the community that encompasses stylish homes because it basically guarantees splendid living.  In terms of perks, it has an entertainment lounge, a fully equipped gym, game rooms and event spaces. Whether you occupy a family home or a townhouse behind the gates of The Balmoral, it is sure to impress you.

We imagine what a tough choice it would be to pick just one from this list of the most marketable gated communities in The Bahamas. In almost every direction, especially on the island of New Providence, there are closed-in guarded neighborhoods that include properties of substantial values, resourceful amenities and peaceful scenes that you cannot pass up on. Have an advisor from the experienced team at BE Luxury Real Estate assist you with the decision of finding an area that suits your needs. Your dream home could be centered in one of these communities that bear an excellent reputation and inspire a sumptuous way of life.